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Leslie Alexander assumed ownership of the Rockets in 1993 and has devoted his efforts to making his team champions both on the basketball court and in the community. Alexander's dedication to winning has resulted in two NBA championships with the Rockets, giving Houston its first professional sports champions. Off the court, the franchise has set the standard for community involvement. Alexander will be blogging about the Rockets from time to time on Rockets.com.
April 11 , 2008
Honoring The Dream
Dear Rockets Fans:
Today is a great day for our franchise and for our fans. Later this afternoon, I'll be unveiling a new monument dedicated to Hakeem Olajuwon, the greatest player in Rockets history, outside the main entrance of Toyota Center. It was because of Hakeem's incredible ability, leadership, and team-first mentality that drove the Rockets to back-to-back NBA World Championships. It's only fitting that you'll be able to see and read of his contributions and accomplishments whenever you enter Toyota Center for a Rockets game, concert or special event.
Additionally, I know all of you are as proud as I am of Hakeem's election to the Basketball Hall of Fame earlier in the week. This is a fitting honor for one of the true NBA greats. Nobody played with more skill, heart, passion, or love of the game than Dream – and we all knew we were watching someone special whenever he was on the court.
Please join me in congratulating Hakeem on these great accomplishments, and continue to thank him for all he’s done for the Rockets and our fans!
Leslie L. Alexander